Is having 15 minutes of fame worth risking your psychological stability?
From a viewers point of view, reality shows are entertaining and investing. We watch shows like "The Bachelor," "One Night With My Ex," "Naked and Afraid" and "Survivor," anticipating what will happen next. And ever so often we are filled with our own set of emotions depending how the show plays out.
Never do we see the psychological impact it has on the contestants before or after the show has ended.
A recent example of a unsuspecting outcome of a reality TV is the suicide of a man who appearance on the British programme, "The Jeremy Kyle Show," that tackles difficult and emotional issues, from dealing with family fall-out, relationship battles to affairs.
Following the man's death, the show was immediately axed by the production house and ITV Studios cancelled the remaining episodes.